Commissioners Opt to Divide Duties Among Staff

The Hancock County Commissions bid farewell to Bob Vidas, executive director of technology & communications, and lauded the contributions he had made during his time with the County noting that he had shepherded many large projects during his years along with writing grants that provided the County with over $900.000.00 in funding.
Four individuals will divide Vidas’ duties among them Karen LaScola, Adm. Asst. Finance; Ann Blankenship, Adm. Asst.; Jeremy Ober, Emergency Management Director and Gerald Walsh, IT Engineer.
“I have faith that the rest of the Commission office will pull together to get the job done, “ said Commission President Joe Barnabei.
The Hancock County Parks & Recreation Open Air Market was deemed to be a success according to Barnabei who said 20 vendors and a sizeable crowd showed up for the event. Another Open Air Market is slated for October 18, noon to 5 p.m.
In other business, the Commission:
**Accepted the resignation of Amy Franey Cunningham from the Hancock County Parks & Recreation Board;
**Agreed to advertise for an open position on the Parks & Recreation Board. The candidate must reside in Butler District;
**Approved the payment of accrued vacation time to Vidas;
**Retained Vidas as Commission Representative on the Hancock County Abandoned Building Ordinance Committee;
**Approve a Coal Severance Budget Revision #2;
**Approved a vacation buy-back program for the Sheriff’s Department;